Skip to comments.Thief Vandalizes Church, Steals School Supplies For Kids
Posted on 08/25/2013 2:50:44 AM PDT by Morgana
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) It was to be a very special Sunday service this weekend at Calvary Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas. But the action of one man has left parts of the church in shambles and hundreds of school children without some necessities as they return to classes.
For a lot of young people in the community surrounding Calvary Philadelphia Missionary the start of school didnt necessarily mean they were ready for class. But each year the church and the community rallied together to help.
Now church leaders say a thief not only broke into and vandalized the church but also took off with school supplies donated for kids in the community who often have a hard time affording them. But the whole time the criminal was walking through church hallways, he was being watched not by a member of the congregation but by rolling video cameras.
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At the risk of seeming heartless and not to pick on any one church, I wonder how many bibles churches give out a year compared to back packs.
You need both.
When we pick up up a new kid on our bus route(s), if he or she comes three Sundays in a row .. we give them a Bible.
The story just doesn’t make sense.
What is a thief going to do with school supplies? sell them on the street? open a school supply depot outside a school? trade them for drugs?
Stealing from God’s kids in a house built to honor Him. What a piece of turd.
“What is a thief going to do with school supplies? sell them on the street? open a school supply depot outside a school? “
Open a stand at at flea market. Think about it.
But note the attitude of one of the recipients of these funds from this article:
There is no God given return on investment here. The attitude portrayed is one that it acts as additional income. The back packs help because they don't have enough. They want more. She never mentions how shock she is that the church had been vandalized or the damaged in the church.
Our Lord Jesus confronted this attitude:
Joh 6:22-27 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?" Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal."
I don't wish to be viewed as a heartless guttersnipe. I understand the challenges of living on a fix income. But sometimes we seek God for our own gain rather than seeking Him for things that do not perish. And when the church gives out it's limited resources, it needs to ask what is the best return on investment that will bring the most glory to God.
“Thats wrong, the 8-year-old said. Justins grandmother agreed saying, As a grandparent on a fixed income, its really a big help to receive the supplies.”
Yes she said that but is that ALL she said or just what the news reported her as saying? The news may have edited her comments before airing them. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt that she may have went on to say something like “this church and what they do is a blessing from God” only the lamestream media will NEVER let God get the credit.
I suppose he could, but that would require something like a little bit of work. He might sell it to some other semi-thief who would do that.
Been to a flea market lately? Yes I’ve seen school supplies and I’ve seen those sell like hotcakes. Anything and everything you’d want is at those places. Would not surprise me one bit.
Perhaps the thief works for a Godless public school that is short of school supplies.